We are in the midst of a global water crisis, with shifting population dynamics and growing economic activity placing an increased demand on finite freshwater resources. Water is the key link to securing a peaceful future — by stimulating cooperation and innovation, and by offering opportunities to ensure equity, promote development, and support growth — but only so long as it is used, managed, governed and shared wisely.
Earlier this year, UNU-INWEH, together with the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation and the InterAction Council, produced a book entitled The Global Water Crisis: Addressing an Urgent Security Issue.
UNU-INWEH will host the launch of this book on Tuesday, 11 September 2012. The event will feature a presentation by The Rt. Honourable Mr. Jean Chrétien, former Prime Minister of Canada and Co-Chair of the InterAction Council, and a panel discussion exploring the role of water in achieving global security.
For more information, including how to register to attend, see the event announcement on the UNU-INWEH website.
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